Test & Measurement

Functional tester supports M2M/IoT integration

10th November 2015
Mick Elliott

Machine-to-machine communications (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are leading the way into an increasingly networked world. Rohde & Schwarz is offering the R&S CMW290 functional radio communication tester as a solution for users who want to integrate wireless modules into their platforms and test them.

Wireless technologies such as LTE, Bluetooth and WLAN make it possible to connect devices with the Internet or with each other anywhere and everywhere. Manufacturers who integrate wireless modules into devices must ensure the correct functioning of the target platform and the applications.

Rohde & Schwarz has specifically designed this economical functional radio communication tester to meet the requirements of integrators with mostly cost-sensitive applications.

Users from the M2M/IoT sector typically require only simple functional tests for hardware and applications. The instrument offers all essential measurements for RF or hardware testing.

For end-to-end testing of applications, it can simulate a cellular network and set up a connection between the application on the device or system and the server. This enables users to check the correct functioning of platforms with integrated wireless module in a defined network.

The CMW290 is another member of the well-established R&S CMW platform and supports all cellular and noncellular standards. Additional R&S CMW options such as IMS server, audio or eCall/ERA-Glonass functionality are also available to round out the new M2M/IoT test solution.

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